COVID-19 UPDATE 8/12/2021
I hope this finds you well and enjoying the summer months!
I’m writing this note to bring your attention to health and safety planning on campus. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding the pandemic and the continuing spread of COVID-19.
In regard to the recent increase in community transmissions across the country and in the state, the National Center for Disease Control and the Maine CDC have both updated their recommendations for masking and other safety protocols.
While all of us on campus are indeed vaccinated and following safety guidelines, we must continue to be disciplined in terms of maintaining a safe and healthy campus. With CDC recommendations in mind, Maine Media is strongly encouraging that face masks be worn whenever working inside campus facilities. This includes classrooms, darkrooms, the sound stage, studios and all indoor common spaces. We ask that you continue to practice safe social distancing, and use hand sanitizer that can be found inside facilities. If you are in need of a mask, they are available at the desk in the HAAS building or in the Thorne Dining Pavilion.
Maine Media continues to require full vaccinations for all participants attending in-person activities on campus, including courses, programs, and events. This requirement is strictly enforced and applies to students, staff, instructors or other attendees to Maine Media’s programming and presentations. If you are unable to obtain a vaccination for any reason but still wish to participate in Maine Media’s programs, we encourage you to explore our remote and online programs
These are again uncertain days, and I recognize that all of this is unsettling. But, I am confident that we can work through all of this, and we are determined to maintain a safe and supportive environment for everyone to create new work together. I really appreciate your consideration. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Michael, Mansfield, President